My seat was made of yellow plastic. It was so uncomfortable I had to swing my legs to keep them from going numb. Wind casually brushed the concern from my face on this cool autumn afternoon. The fallen reds and yellows crunched under the bike tires as my dad rode us through residential neighborhoods, one after the other.
Time moves quickly when everything is stimuli from the trees and bushes, to the dogs, the houses, the people, the cars, and, eventually, the road itself with all its random patterns of pavement and crushed rock. Before I knew it the welcoming, steel arms of the Ambassador Bridge stretched above our heads while my big, strong Pop pedaled us over the water to safety.
My big, strong Pop has long proven that he's not that big, or even that strong. But he loved me enough to give me that memory. One I carry with me, especially in autumn, when I lower the window a little and remember when nothing could hurt me cuz Pops was there.
According to the story this little girl, Alexa Narvaez, was on her way to bed when they decided to perform this cover of Edward Sharp And The Magnetic Zeros. Though she may have been tired and a bit crabby after all the bad takes due to faulty equipment, she can't help but light up when she looks up in her Daddy's eyes. Years from now, when she's long forgotten the lyrics to this song, she'll remember this thanks to the video and light up all over again.